Ground rules - must be free-flying at the time of observation...
Must be non-native to Ontario...
Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Lady Amherst Pheasant
Indian Peafowl (Peacock)
"Domestic" Wild Turkey
"Domestic" Chicken sp.
Eurasian Collared Dove*
Eurasian Tree Sparrow*
"Bewick's" Tundra Swan
It was an interesting exercise. Certainly always an issue of providence with these things. Anything "established" I mark with an asterisk (*) and don't really want to count on my "list"... Hardly seems fair when we're god-knows-how-many generations in on European Starlings or House Sparrows. Doesn't quite feel the same as seeing a bona-fide Scarlet Macaw flyby...
It was also interesting to note how "easy" it felt to count some questionable birds... Do I really "know" that the Smew was a domestic bird? I mean, there is always a chance it was a wild bird.....
Anyways - anyone else keep an exotics list? How many are you at? Any notable highlights?
(talk about a difficult case)